Thursday, January 7, 2016

Adrian Ernesto Cepeda- A Poem

Adrian Ernesto Cepeda is an LA Poet who is currently enrolled in the MFA Graduate program at Antioch University in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and their cat Woody Gold. His poetry has been featured in The Yellow Chair Review, Thick With Conviction and Silver Birch Press. You can connect with Adrian on his website:

She can taste his presence

Unwrapped so sweet
like a haunted gift
his scent surrounds;
flickering behind
like his touch,
once felt on her skin—
and his nakedness
like flashing minds
on her back;
still rising
as this forgetful ghost
whose memory spirit
she loves to attract.
So touching, now distant
she unwraps herself
imagining his presence,
during X-mas, sliding
off his favorite stockings;
still thirsting for a taste
from his face, stubble,
cheeks and tongues
from this stranger—
once intimate,
like a drop needs a faucet;
dripping a touching reminder
she loves to reach for—
eyes closed, memorizing
dates and numbers…she
redialing with fingers;
a number eternally remembered
conjuring his name into focus,
blinking much faster,
wanting revisions
during her midnight flashback—
she still lusts for his glasses
but never contacts.

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